We get the question all the time, “How bad does a tattoo hurt?” They ask about their feet, ribs, wrist, chest and back the most. The problem is everyone has a different pain tolerance. For most people, the pain is more intense on your lower back and feet; this is because there is less fat there then other parts of your body. A good rule of thumb is the bonier the skin, the more it will hurt.
Tattoos on your wrist will tend to hurt the least for the most part, just ask Nicole Richie the “VIRGIN”. If you are planing on getting a tattoo on your chest do not worry about the pain, its not bad at all. Women have mostly fatty tissue in the breasts, so the pain is very minimal. For men the pain is a bit more intense. But once again it will depend on your tolerance to pain.
Now that last body part. How bad does a tattoo on your foot hurt?!? If you have a low tolerance, you want to try and avoid places on your body that have thin skin and a lot of nerve endings. I am sorry to say that your feet fit both these descriptions. A big variable depends on what the size the design is, which means the length of time it will take to finish the tattoo.
Most tattoo shops will have a topical numbing agent if you choose to take away from the pain a bit. But for most of us, being stabbed thousands of times with a little needle will cause pain, but that is part of the experience. When you start feeling pain your body will release endorphins into your system which will numb the pain.
Let us know about your experiences getting tatts, leave us a comment!